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Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.

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Hundreds of Texas City High School students, some holding signs bearing the names of young people gunned down at a Florida school, attended an anti-violence assembly Friday focused on addressing campus safety.

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Galveston Independent School District officials are moving forward with plans to assess demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for a second bond election after the upcoming May vote.

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Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for th…

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The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Galveston Alumni Chapter will recognize the late Ennis Williams, educator and community organizer, with an inaugural scholarship luncheon in his honor.

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With the help of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, the Young Gardeners program is available to children from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the school, 712 10th St.

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A district court judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Trinity Episcopal School that asserted its leaders had failed to stop a child from being bullied and subjected to racist insults, siding with the school’s argument that it is protected from legal claims as a religious institution.

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The Board of Regents of Texas A&M University has selected William Johnson, of the Galveston County Agrilife Extension Service, for its highest system-wide award — the Regents Fellow Service Award.

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Galveston Progressive Connection is hosting an anti-violence rally dubbed "March for Our Lives" as part of nationwide demonstrations planned Saturday. 

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Texas City Independent School District Superintendent Rodney Cavness during a town hall Monday night at Carbide Park explained and took questions about a $136.1 million bond voters will decide in a May referendum.

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Clear Creek Independent School District is spending about $1.75 million on 20 new buses as part of a plan to update the district’s aging fleet.

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Galveston College officials are pursuing several new buildings on campus, including a nursing building, a new instructional building at the Applied Technology Center, parking, student housing and a performance arts building.

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High school students can investigate a crime scene, explore firefighting or discover more about health care robots fields during a hands-on Career Exploration Day this summer at College of the Mainland.

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Galveston College held graduation ceremonies for its 30th Law Enforcement Academy featuring 13 graduates that have all found placement in law enforcement agencies across the Houston-Galveston area.

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Immerse yourself in 3-D sculptural artwork by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s graduate students in the latest exhibit in the UHCL Art Gallery, on display Friday through Aug. 10 in the Bayou Building Art Gallery, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

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The Galveston County Restaurant Association recently awarded their annual Francisco “Paco” Vargas Scholarship to a Galveston College culinary arts student at a gathering of their organization in the American National Insurance Co.’s executive dining room. The La Chaine des Rotisseurs Baillia…

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Recognizing students who excel academically, the College of the Mainland chapter of the international honor society inducted 27 students on April 27.

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New and returning students at University of Houston-Clear Lake can register for summer courses in open registration through May 15 for classes in the May minisession (May 15 through June 2) and through June 2 for the summer sessions, which begin June 5.

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Galveston College is now accepting applications for its 31st class. The classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays beginning Aug. 21. The application deadline is June 1.

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As hundreds of University of Texas Medical Branch students prepared to take final exams last week, therapy dogs Darla and Muri reported for duty outside the testing center to help diffuse tension in a fun and furry way.

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Kito Holliday, technical manager at Management Science Associates, will explain how he made the leap from university research to solving computational-analysis problems in the business world during the next presentation of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Physics Lecture Series. He prese…

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Ride the rails in California or hop a riverboat in Europe with two upcoming trips with the College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program. Adults of any age can join breathtaking excursions along the California coast or Danube River.

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Leadership at Odyssey Academy almost takes as many forms as there are students. Earlier this month, we invited parents to attend student-led conferences where our students discussed their academic goals, their progress and achievements, and even areas in which more progress might be desired.…

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Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division graduated the 2017 Leadership Galveston class consisting of 21 professionals that experienced a seven session, three-month exposure to aspects of Galveston Island’s government, community and history.

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Ball High School’s hospitality program will present its “Tuffy’s On A Roll” fundraising event from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.

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Registration for the Galveston College mini semester, Summer Session I, Summer Session II and the fall semester begins today. Current and prospective students are encouraged to visit with advisers in the Advising and Counseling Center and to secure necessary materials from the offices of Adm…

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Discover the effects of secondary exposure to radiation for patients and radiation therapists as Mark Harvey, Texas Southern University assistant professor of physics presents “Modeling of Secondary Neutron Production in Proton Radiotherapy” at 7 p.m. today at University of Houston-Clear Lak…

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A proposed experiment with elusive neutrinos may help shed new light on dark matter and reveal yet one more secret to the cosmos. Learn more about the project in the lecture “Searching for New Physics with Coherent Neutrino Scattering” at 7 p.m. today in the University of Houston-Clear Lake …

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On March 10, fifth-graders from Dan J. Kubacak Elementary graduated the DARE program class of 2017 for the first time in over 10 years in Santa Fe Independent School District. The bleachers of the Kubacak gym were filled with teachers, parents, family members, guests and district staff.

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Galveston College Whitecaps player William Leeming received the coveted Rob Brasier Memorial Award this spring for being the Whitecaps baseball player-student with the highest grade-point average. Leeming is a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Fort Worth.

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College of the Mainland is offering a “ready to work” grant program that is growing by leaps and bounds through its partnership with the Department of Labor.

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As your age changes, so do your dietary and exercise needs, says William Amonette, assistant professor of Exercise and Health Sciences at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Get the skinny from Amonette in his discussion, “Keeping the Spring in Your Step: Exercise, Physical Activity and Nutrit…

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Gabriela Zepeda, a student at Galveston College who is active in the Student Government Association, has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing…

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Music from “Captain America” and “The Incredibles” will fly in a public performance of the College of the Mainland Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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“What do you want to be when you grow up,” is a common question students’ are asked when they are younger. Most students respond by saying a police officer or firefighter. It is our job, as educators and adults in the community, to expose students to what the world has to offer. The motto at…

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Santa Fe Independent School District will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cowan Education Center, 4133 Warpath Ave., in Santa Fe.

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The Dickinson Independent School District Student Athletic Training Program has been working behind the scenes for nearly 40 years providing vital sports medicine to 1,200 junior high school and high school athletes each school year. At the same time, the student athletic trainers are gainin…

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Career and technical education has changed dramatically in schools to meet the country’s education and skill needs. Many students will graduate from La Marque and Texas City high schools with the education and hands-on training they need to kick start great jobs and careers. Some CTE student…